Partnership in the gospel?

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. (Philippians 1:3–5 Revised Edition) “because of your sharing in the gospel” – (NRSV) Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi […]

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Living under the new covenant

Exodus 21:23-25 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. We are in an unusual place today.  We are western Christians, working with Indian Christians and surrounded by Hindus and Buddhists.  […]

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To speak or not to speak?

St Francis of Assisi is often credited with having made one of the most influential comments about evangelism of all time. “Preach the Gospel at all times and if necessary, use words.” Although there is no evidence that he actually said this, it has become a popular catch cry and brought relief to those who […]

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Menemen

A breakfast classic from western Asia Ingredients 6 eggs 4 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 large tomatoes (ripe) 2 sweet red capsicums 2 sweet green capsicums 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste) ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes (optional) Method Peel and dice the onion. Peel the tomatoes […]

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Soto Ayam (Indonesian chicken noodle soup)

Serves 4  Ingredients 1.4 kg whole chicken (or chicken drumsticks) 2 litres chicken stock 1 tbsp oil (peanut or olive) 4 garlic cloves, chopped 5 cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated 3 kaffir lime leaves 2 stems lemongrass, bruised and quartered 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 ½ tsp ground coriander 1 ½ tsp ground cumin […]

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“Fish On”

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.  John 21:6 It wasn‘t quite the 153 that the disciples pulled in – but if boat limits allowed, we would […]

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